Online Panel: The World Reacts to the U.S. Election

How does the outcome of the U.S. presidential election affect the world in the coming years? Join us to listen to the experts of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, East Asia, and Europe.

Date: 10 November 2020

Time: 13:00-14:00.

In order to attend the event, please register here.


13:00-13:03: Introduction by Tongfi Kim.

13:03-13:30: Trevor McCrisken, Mason Richey, and Maja Urbańska discuss the impact of the election outcome on the Middle East, East Asia, and Europe.

13:30-13:58: Q&A

13:58-14:00: Announcement of the winners of the VeCo Competition: Predict the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.


Dr. Trevor McCrisken is Associate Professor at University of Warwick. His research interests are in United States foreign policy and US politics and culture. His main research currently focuses on the narratives being constructed around the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, and their use for targeted killing. He is also researching President Donald Trump’s attempts to redefine US foreign policy, his approach and use of rhetoric, and its impact particularly on transatlantic security and policy toward the Middle East. His most recent co-authored book with Jon Herbert and Andrew Wroe is now available from Palgrave (2019): The Ordinary Presidency of Donald J. TrumpOther recent publications include “‘Peace Through Strength’: Europe and NATO Deterrence beyond the US Nuclear Posture Review” with Maxwell Downman in International Affairs (March 2019) and “The Drone Cut-Up Project” with Erzsébet Strausz in Critical Methods for the Study of World Politics: Creativity and Transformation edited by Shine Choi, Anna Selmeczi and Erzsébet Strausz (Routledge, December 2019).

Dr. Mason Richey is Associate Professor of international politics at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Seoul, South Korea), and Senior Contributor at the Asia Society (Korea). Dr. Richey has also held positions as a POSCO Visiting Research Fellow at the East-West Center (Honolulu, HI) and a DAAD Scholar at the University of Potsdam. His research focuses on U.S. and European foreign and security policy as applied to the Asia-Pacific. Recent scholarly articles have appeared (inter alia) in Pacific ReviewAsian SecurityGlobal Governance, and Foreign Policy Analysis. Shorter analyses and opinion pieces have been published in 38NorthWar on the RocksLe Monde, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, and Forbes, among other venues. He is co-editor of the volume The Future of the Korean Peninsula: Korea 2032 (Routledge, forthcoming 2021). 

Ms. Maja Urbańska is an EU official working at the European External Action Service (EEAS) where she occupies the position of Deputy Head of Division for EU relations with the United States of America and Canada (acting Head of Division since June 2020). Prior to this, she worked as a Team Leader in the Iran Task Force in charge of the implementation of the JCPOA, EU-Iran bilateral relations and regional issues. Between 2011 and 2015, Ms Urbańska served as the Political Assistant to the Deputy Secretary-General of the EEAS responsible for security and defence policy which included also a wide range of fields such as conflict prevention/mediation, human rights and development cooperation. Ms. Urbańska has been employed in the EU institutions since 2005. She worked in DG Enlargement of the European Commission and in the Cabinet of Vice-President Margot Wallström from where she was recruited in 2009 to the Cabinet of the President of the European Parliament, Mr Jerzy Buzek. With the creation of the EEAS in 2011, she started her career in the area of EU foreign policy. Before moving to Brussels, Ms Urbańska was an employee of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and prior to this worked in the private sector as a public relations officer.